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Re: Restore problem

Brian Lucas

2007-05-07

Replies:
Sometimes stopping the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Service frees up locks on Oracle files.  Also, make sure you don't have some other backup process (veritas,etc.) that is kicking in during your restore.

Brian Lucas,
OCP 8i,9i,10g
Also LDS :)

On 5/7/07, Robert Freeman <robertgfreeman@yahoo.com> wrote:
This is great information Ted, thanks!!
 
RF
 
 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Ted Coyle [mailto:oracle-l@webthere.com]
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 7:22 AM
To: robertgfreeman@yahoo.com; jkstill@gmail.com; wbfergus@gmail.com
Cc: oracle-l@freelists.org
Subject: RE: Restore problem

On Windows, the best tool to use to discover what is "locking" a file or other process is Sysinternal's procexp.exe.

Handle is great, but in this case the GUI is a little better. 

 

The "find" option is particularly helpful in this situation.  It will pinpoint exactly what is attached to a file or process and has easy options to kill the process tree.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/ProcessExplorer.mspx

 

I've not had to reboot a box because of file locks since I started using this tool years ago.

 

The locking issue is not with Windows, it is with how Oracle calls and uses the Windows file object class via the Service Container.
I've created lots of apps that don't have this problem.  I don't know why Oracle can't figure it out.  I always laugh when it happens because it seems so unnecessary.
J

 

Ted


From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org [mailto: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org] On Behalf Of Robert Freeman
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Subject: RE: Restore problem

 

I will add.... I've seen times that Windows will lock files and it dosen't matter what you do (including killing the service) the only way to get that lock released is to reboot the box. THAT is a pain.


RF

 

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From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org [mailto: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org]On Behalf Of Jared Still
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Subject: Re: Restore problem

 

On 5/4/07, Bill Ferguson < wbfergus@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

channel ORA_DISK_1: restored backup piece 14
piece handle=E:\BACKUP\BACKED UP DATA\AJIGLMEM_14_1.BAK tag=TAG20070501T220157
channel ORA_DISK_1: reading from backup piece E:\BACKUP\BACKED UP DATA\AJIGLMEM_15_1.BAK
ORA-19870: error reading backup piece E:\BACKUP\BACKED UP DATA\AJIGLMEM_15_1.BAK

ORA-19504: failed to create file "E:\ORACLE\DATAFILES\NGDB_DATA_06.DBF"
ORA-27086: unable to lock file - already in use
OSD-00002: additional error information
O/S-Error: (OS 32) The process cannot access the file because it is being used b
y another process.
failover to previous backup


Hi Bill,

Taking a tablespace offline on windows does not seem to remove the lock that Oracle has on it.
When a file is open, the process has a lock (don't know the windows technical term for the
type of lock)

Just tested this on my laptop:  took 10g tablespace EXAMPLE offline, and the handle utility
(from Sys Internals toolkit) shows that the EXAMPLE files are still open by Oracle:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
oracle.exe pid: 2848 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    c: File          C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
   d8: Section       \BaseNamedObjects\*oraspawn_buffer_ts50*
   f4: Section       \BaseNamedObjects\ShimSharedMemory
...
  624: File          C:\oracle\product\10.1.0\oradata\ts50\USERS01.DBF
  628: File          C:\oracle\product\10.1.0\oradata\ts50\EXAMPLE01.DBF
  62c: File          C:\oracle\product\10.1.0\oradata\ts50\EXAMPLE01.DBF
...
  664: File          C:\oracle\product\10.1.0\oradata\ts50\SYSTEM01.DBF
  668: File          C:\oracle\product\10.1.0\oradata\ts50\SYSTEM01.DBF
  66c: File          C:\oracle\product\10.1.0\oradata\ts50\UNDOTBS01.DBF
...

I've never restored a tablespace on Windows, but it appears that your
procedure may need to be modified a bit.

Have you tried restoring the tablespace with Oracle in mount mode?

Our resident RMAN expert (Robert Freeman) may know the answer to this.

--
Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist


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